Gallery: Rare Ferrari 250 GTO sets new world car auction record at a whopping €28.5m
You can stop checking behind the back of the sofa for spare coins as the super-rare and super-expensive 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO has finally been sold...
The auction took place at Bonhams’ Quail Lodge Auction in Carmel, California, earlier this week and it saw a new world record being set for the most expensive car to be sold at auction.
That car was the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, which officially become 'the most valuable car in history to be sold at auction' when it went for a whopping $38,115,000 (€28,528,626).
The 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta, one of just 36 of the cars built in the early 1960s, was expected to sell for a price closer to $50 million, but it still sold more than the previous record holder, which was a 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 R F1 Racer that sold for $30-million (or €22,455,000) at Bonhams’ Goodwood Festival of Speed Auction last year (pictured below).
You can find out more about the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO over on the Bonhams website here.